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eBay Sellers Be Warned

eBay Sellers Beware 
Here's a seller/artist beware for lionschild, an eBay buyer,

A few days before X-mas they placed the winning bid on a custom plushie pattern. The final bid: $10, very low for custom work.

Now, this pattern was explicitly marked as a base pattern. No hair, or cloths, or detail patterns/images included. This was again explained when they sent me reference images (which were asked for, to get the gist of what proportions they wanted). I have email records of what was explained to them before work was started.

They asked for something relatively simple: a female version of a pattern I already had previously made. I explained that, being that this would be the first time I had ever created a definitively female pattern, it may take longer than usual. I finished the 20th of this month, and the pattern was emailed to them.


This is where the fun really begins. I immediately get an email back, asking where the face, hair, and clothing pieces were(!). I explained that they hadn't BOUGHT those, and they complained that they hadn't known. Out of the goodness of my heart I created these pieces and have since emailed them out.

They complained about everything. The quality of the pattern (they paid $10, I made it as neat as I could without spending hours on after affects.), and so on. I checked back at their image source (their LJ) to see if I missed anything and I find a note badmouthing my work (no mention of the fact that it was THEIR INABILITY TO READ that lead to their confusion, and therefore, the added frustration). Claims of poor quality, and even of ART THEFT.

The kicker: they aren't even using the patterns. they're suckering a friend into making everything for them.

I was really suprised, they have largely good reviews. I would advise against doing commissions for them.
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scamps
Mar. 7th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
You have some broken html :D
plushabilities
Mar. 7th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Fixed :/

Sorry 'bout that.
haricotvert
Mar. 7th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
noted. thanks muchly fer the warning!
plushabilities
Mar. 7th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.
aazhie
Mar. 7th, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
lame!
thanks for the warning. can i ask what your username is so i can be a good customer? :D
plushabilities
Mar. 7th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: lame!
My username is usually the same as this, or similar ^_^;

I've stopped selling on ebay, though. Until the cost goes back down I'm not going to use them.
jurann
Mar. 7th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: lame!
*pssst* FurBuy is completely free. Pass it on. ;D
plushabilities
Mar. 7th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: lame!
My art doesn't qualify, there aren't any furries ^_^;;;

There is always room for free though: http://plushabilities.deviantart.com/art/Basic-Plush-Pattern1-48567964
http://plushabilities.deviantart.com/art/Kiriban-Pattern-Page-1-68307618

Almost everyone loves free!
jurann
Mar. 7th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: lame!
Oh... My bad then. =) Well, if you ever make some furry or animal-shaped plush patterns, feel free by all means to sell them or items made by them on FurBuy. =D
(no subject) - fenris_lorsrai - Mar. 8th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC) - Expand
plushabilities
Mar. 8th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Re: lame!
I have an account there, I just haven't used it yet ^_^
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